Far-left, AOC sidekick Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) says the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is the results of a failed U.S. coverage “going back to the 1980s when we backed the Taliban against the Soviets.”
That’s fairly the assertion. It’s additionally mistaken—all of it.
See, the Taliban didn’t exist within the Eighties. It didn’t struggle the Soviet Union. In different phrases, the United States didn’t again the Taliban within the Eighties towards the Soviet Union. Instead, the Taliban emerged as a significant faction in 1994.
That’s what that is: the horrible penalties of countless conflict and failed US coverage going again to the Eighties once we backed the Taliban towards the Soviets. Innocent folks undergo the horrors of conflict whereas political leaders and arms-dealing firms sit again and make billions.
— Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (@RepRashida) August 15, 2021
Just in case, please, screenshot Tlaib’s tweet. Twitter might set up an edit characteristic solely for the Squad.
It’s arduous to swing that arduous and miss that embarrassingly. A blue examine has not delivered a self-owning knockout that devastatingly since Joy Reid revealed she had but to be taught the which means of 538.
Here’s the factor: the explanation there is a factor referred to as @FiveThirtyEight is as a result of 538 was the margin in FL when the Republican SCOTUS reversed the 2000 election throughout a recount, making Dubya the president. That’s the form of margin the place races can flip. That’s not what’s up now.
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) November 10, 2020
The margin in Florida was 537 votes. 538 is, as a substitute, the variety of electoral school voters. Also, the SCOTUS didn’t reverse the election in 2000.
Actually, Reid’s tweet is worse than Tlaib’s. Maybe.
They say by no means hit ship if you’re drunk. Fair. Also, don’t hit ship if you’re an indignant, radical leftist. That means, each, Rashida Tlaib and Joy Reid.
*Comment under with which tweet was worse. Or funnier.
These occurred in the identical world. pic.twitter.com/LILMWjr98Y
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) August 16, 2021